Qatar National Library has entered into an exclusive partnership with U.S. company Innovative Interfaces to help translate Innovative products into Arabic, including the Millennium ILS, Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery solution, and Content Pro digital asset management system.
This will boost QNL efforts to enable more Qataris to participate in their emerging global knowledge-based economy, as well as reveal Qatar's rich Arabic heritage. As a partner in the multiple-award-winning World Digital Library, QNL already helps to make material from cultures around the world available on the Internet in multilingual format.
By increasing access to Arabic library resources, the Arabic translation will benefit the patron communities of more than 50 Innovative libraries that serve users in primarily Arabic-speaking countries.
QNL is due to open its new Qatar Foundation building in 2014, which will provide a state-of-the-art facility to serve the information needs of the residents of Qatar. QNL aims to become an outstanding academic, research, public, and national library, and will serve the public as well as universities, schools, foundations, and research institutes.
As Qatar's premier information resource, QNL will offer comprehensive collections of print and digital materials.
About Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation is an independent, private, not-for-profit, chartered organization founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar. The aim of Qatar Foundation is to support centers of excellence that develop peoples' abilities through investments in human capital, innovative technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and partnerships with elite organizations, thus raising the competency of people and the quality of life.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative (iii.com) creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company’s versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative’s commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.